Mingarelli, Giovanni Lodovico

Mingarelli, Giovanni Lodovico an eminent Italian bibliographer, the elder brother of the preceding, was born at Bologna February 27, 1722. He held successively the principal offices of the congregation of the regular canons of San Salvatore. Afterwards he was a professor of Greek literature at the College della Sapienza, at Rome. Mingarelli employed his hours of leisure in visiting the principal libraries of the great papal city, and published some important works which he thus discovered. He died at Rome March 6, 1793. We owe to him, as editor, the Annotationes literales in Psalmos of father Marini (Bologna, 1748-50); he added new explanations of the Psalms, which are included in the Roman liturgy, and a life of the author, the exactitude of which is praised by Tiraboschi: — Veterum Patrum Latinorum opuscula numquam antehac edita (Bologna, 1751): — Sopra un' opera inedita d'un antico teologo lettera (Venice, 1763, 12mo; and in the Nuova Raccolta Calogerana, tom. 11). This is a treatise on the Trinity, which Mingarelli regards as the product of the 11th century, and he ascribes its authorship to Didymus of Alexandria. There is an analysis of his dissertation in the Journal de Bouillon, January 1766: — AEgyptiorum codicum reliquiae Venetiis in Bibliotheca Naniana asservatae (ibid. 1785, 2 parts, 4to). These catalogues are greatly valued by scholars. He left a number of works in MS. form; they are now kept at Bologna. See Cavalieri, Vita di Mingcrelli (Novara, 1817, 8vo); Tipaldo, Biographia degli Ital. illustr. 5:59.

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